Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Grand Bend, ON

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Shelby Hope
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Grand Bend, ON N0M
I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Trauma Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based (MBCT), Compassion Focused, Somatic Therapy, Strengths Based and Narrative Therapy.
My person-centered approach aims to help you understand yourself on a deeper level, shift perspectives, set healthy boundaries, work through past trauma, increase confidence & trust in yourself and break unhealthy patterns. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, low self-esteem, perfectionism, people pleasing, codependency, childhood trauma, grief and relationship concerns. I provide a comfortable, approachable and safe space for you to open up and feel heard.
I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Trauma Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based (MBCT), Compassion Focused, Somatic Therapy, Strengths Based and Narrative Therapy.
My person-centered approach aims to help you understand yourself on a deeper level, shift perspectives, set healthy boundaries, work through past trauma, increase confidence & trust in yourself and break unhealthy patterns. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, low self-esteem, perfectionism, people pleasing, codependency, childhood trauma, grief and relationship concerns. I provide a comfortable, approachable and safe space for you to open up and feel heard.
(548) 483-5551 View (548) 483-5551
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Kelly Alexander
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BEd, RP(Qua)
Verified Verified
Grand Bend, ON N0M  (Online Only)
If you're trying to figure out how to heal from issues with relationships, self-worth, body image, weight stigma, illness, pain, anxiety or relationship with food, I believe you've come to the right place. I even have a couple of current openings in my practice. Together, we can explore when & where certain feelings/parts started & gently get to know them to slowly build to a more loving & self-accepting existence as you are now. I have a deep & personal understanding of these issue. My practice focus is: mindfulness, IFS/parts work, self-compassion, women's work, body issues, anxiety, pain, disordered eating, IE & psychedelic work.
If you're trying to figure out how to heal from issues with relationships, self-worth, body image, weight stigma, illness, pain, anxiety or relationship with food, I believe you've come to the right place. I even have a couple of current openings in my practice. Together, we can explore when & where certain feelings/parts started & gently get to know them to slowly build to a more loving & self-accepting existence as you are now. I have a deep & personal understanding of these issue. My practice focus is: mindfulness, IFS/parts work, self-compassion, women's work, body issues, anxiety, pain, disordered eating, IE & psychedelic work.
(226) 780-8871 View (226) 780-8871
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Dawn Whalls
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Grand Bend, ON N0M
Are you being affected by excessive worry, low mood, restless sleep, problems in your relationships, irregular emotions, and/or stress? Are you concerned about your child's emotional wellbeing? Call me today for a telephone consultation and begin your journey towards personal health. I have extensive experience counselling children, youth, adults & families to address issues such as depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, grief/loss, addictions, PTSD, intimate partner violence, physical/sexual abuse & neglect, physical and developmental challenges.
Are you being affected by excessive worry, low mood, restless sleep, problems in your relationships, irregular emotions, and/or stress? Are you concerned about your child's emotional wellbeing? Call me today for a telephone consultation and begin your journey towards personal health. I have extensive experience counselling children, youth, adults & families to address issues such as depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, grief/loss, addictions, PTSD, intimate partner violence, physical/sexual abuse & neglect, physical and developmental challenges.
(855) 215-7929 View (855) 215-7929
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Kimberly Aubé
MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Bend, ON N0M  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you currently experiencing a life transition, challenging relationships, a recent loss, low energy and mood or/and a challenging period at work or home? Are these issues interfering with daily life, are you turning to unhealthy copings mechanisms or/and are your family and friends worried about you? If these questions resonate I invite you to explore the many benefits of therapy which includes clarity, empowerment, tranquility and healing.
Are you currently experiencing a life transition, challenging relationships, a recent loss, low energy and mood or/and a challenging period at work or home? Are these issues interfering with daily life, are you turning to unhealthy copings mechanisms or/and are your family and friends worried about you? If these questions resonate I invite you to explore the many benefits of therapy which includes clarity, empowerment, tranquility and healing.
(226) 243-0702 View (226) 243-0702
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Karen Skinner
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Bend, ON N0M  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients! Whether you are experiencing symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, grief, or are going through a difficult transition, there are strategies out there that can help you.
Currently accepting new clients! Whether you are experiencing symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, grief, or are going through a difficult transition, there are strategies out there that can help you.
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Om Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA(Psy), RP, RMFT-SQ
Verified Verified
Lucan, ON N0M
I have well-developed competencies in using a systemic approach to therapy and I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral therapy and biofeedback based mindfulness therapy approaches to treat GAD, ADHD, OCD, Autism and other anxiety related conditions.
As a relationship therapist, I focus on parent child relationships, couple relationships and relationships at the work place.
I have well-developed competencies in using a systemic approach to therapy and I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral therapy and biofeedback based mindfulness therapy approaches to treat GAD, ADHD, OCD, Autism and other anxiety related conditions.
As a relationship therapist, I focus on parent child relationships, couple relationships and relationships at the work place.
(289) 271-0721 View (289) 271-0721
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Nichola Taylor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Lucan, ON N0M
Blending gentle, compassionate and non-judgemental support with evidence-based skills (CBT, DBT, MBCT, Mindfulness Practice and EMDR) has enabled me to build strong relationships and work effectively with numerous clients (in a variety of professional contexts) over the years.
With over 20 years of experience working with individuals and groups, I am passionate and experienced in building strong, nurturing relationships with my clients as we sort through life's challenges together. Particular areas of interest and expertise include stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, women’s issues, relationship issues, life transitions and personal growth. While some clients prefer short-term, highly structured sessions, others prefer a more longstanding, fluid relationship to support them through life's ups and downs. I am open to discussing all options and believe that flexibility and a sense of humour go a long way!
Blending gentle, compassionate and non-judgemental support with evidence-based skills (CBT, DBT, MBCT, Mindfulness Practice and EMDR) has enabled me to build strong relationships and work effectively with numerous clients (in a variety of professional contexts) over the years.
With over 20 years of experience working with individuals and groups, I am passionate and experienced in building strong, nurturing relationships with my clients as we sort through life's challenges together. Particular areas of interest and expertise include stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, women’s issues, relationship issues, life transitions and personal growth. While some clients prefer short-term, highly structured sessions, others prefer a more longstanding, fluid relationship to support them through life's ups and downs. I am open to discussing all options and believe that flexibility and a sense of humour go a long way!
(226) 286-0479 View (226) 286-0479
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Lisa J. Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Parkhill, ON N0M
Certified in Emotion Focused Mindfulness, and mindfulness based therapies including, MBSR, MBCT, Self-Compassion, and CBT, Grief and Loss, Motivational Interviewing & Positive Psychology.
Life will bring challenges and difficult times causing confusion, fear, anxiety, depression…and numbness. We also experience transitions and losses, not only through the death of people we love, but loss of our health, relationships, jobs. Maybe you are a Health Care Provider with moral injury as a result of your challenging work? Chronic stressors can bring up feelings of fear and a lack of belief that we can cope. Some events and relationships may leave deeper, traumatic wounds. Sometimes it just feels like it is all ‘too much’. Whatever challenge brings you here, together we can work with and process these feelings.
Certified in Emotion Focused Mindfulness, and mindfulness based therapies including, MBSR, MBCT, Self-Compassion, and CBT, Grief and Loss, Motivational Interviewing & Positive Psychology.
Life will bring challenges and difficult times causing confusion, fear, anxiety, depression…and numbness. We also experience transitions and losses, not only through the death of people we love, but loss of our health, relationships, jobs. Maybe you are a Health Care Provider with moral injury as a result of your challenging work? Chronic stressors can bring up feelings of fear and a lack of belief that we can cope. Some events and relationships may leave deeper, traumatic wounds. Sometimes it just feels like it is all ‘too much’. Whatever challenge brings you here, together we can work with and process these feelings.
(226) 840-6657 View (226) 840-6657
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Kyle Vanderheyden
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Arva, ON N0M
Based on your goals we will focus on encouraging reflection geared towards growth, development, enhancing general life skills such as increasing self-awareness through mindfulness, distress tolerance, and gaining or refining the coping skills needed to improve your level of functioning.
Taking part in Psychotherapy with Kyle involves being offered a space that you can feel comfortable sharing your concerns and being met with honesty in return. I take pride in being able to help clients assess where improvements are needed and strengths are present. While using various therapeutic modalities, I most commonly support clients through the use of CBT, DBT, solution focused strategies and a person centred approach. As a young male I have had a lot of success helping males with male related issues: relationships, self-esteem, anger, anxiety, life improvement, or simply having someone to discuss stressful issues with.
Based on your goals we will focus on encouraging reflection geared towards growth, development, enhancing general life skills such as increasing self-awareness through mindfulness, distress tolerance, and gaining or refining the coping skills needed to improve your level of functioning.
Taking part in Psychotherapy with Kyle involves being offered a space that you can feel comfortable sharing your concerns and being met with honesty in return. I take pride in being able to help clients assess where improvements are needed and strengths are present. While using various therapeutic modalities, I most commonly support clients through the use of CBT, DBT, solution focused strategies and a person centred approach. As a young male I have had a lot of success helping males with male related issues: relationships, self-esteem, anger, anxiety, life improvement, or simply having someone to discuss stressful issues with.
(226) 799-4820 View (226) 799-4820
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Nicki Darbyson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, ON N0M
Struggling with stress, low mood, anxiety, or grief can often leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck. If something doesn't feel quite right, it can be liberating to reach out to someone to help you clarify what you're experiencing. Feeling understood and supported while learning new skills can help us take steps in new directions. If you're here, you are already doing the work!
Struggling with stress, low mood, anxiety, or grief can often leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck. If something doesn't feel quite right, it can be liberating to reach out to someone to help you clarify what you're experiencing. Feeling understood and supported while learning new skills can help us take steps in new directions. If you're here, you are already doing the work!
(226) 796-0747 View (226) 796-0747
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Carrie Connelly
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lucan, ON N0M
Are you feeling angry, irritable, and exhausted? Are you struggling with past traumas and feel stuck and unable to move on? Do you find yourself struggling at work or school? It is so easy to get stuck on the hamster wheel of all the things, expending your precious energy outward, with very little left for yourself. It doesn’t have to be this way. It IS possible to feel happy, fulfilled, and at peace. Together we will unpack your story with curiosity and compassion, finding ways for you to feel how you WANT to feel. It IS possible to live the life you crave so deeply.
Are you feeling angry, irritable, and exhausted? Are you struggling with past traumas and feel stuck and unable to move on? Do you find yourself struggling at work or school? It is so easy to get stuck on the hamster wheel of all the things, expending your precious energy outward, with very little left for yourself. It doesn’t have to be this way. It IS possible to feel happy, fulfilled, and at peace. Together we will unpack your story with curiosity and compassion, finding ways for you to feel how you WANT to feel. It IS possible to live the life you crave so deeply.
(226) 242-9886 View (226) 242-9886
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Julie May Boyd
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clinton, ON N0M
Seeking something more out of life? Do you feel stuck? Do you want to begin living your best life? Are you seeking more energy and vitality? I am a registered social worker and therapist with over 20 years of experience working with couples and individuals. I am also a yoga and meditation teacher. My clients get high level customized treatment. Each of you are beautifully unique and deserve to be treated as such. I combine my expertise and creativity to guide you on your journey to be your best self. You have the capacity to begin living life fully! Let me be your guide. Follow me on Insta: growingwithjulieb
Seeking something more out of life? Do you feel stuck? Do you want to begin living your best life? Are you seeking more energy and vitality? I am a registered social worker and therapist with over 20 years of experience working with couples and individuals. I am also a yoga and meditation teacher. My clients get high level customized treatment. Each of you are beautifully unique and deserve to be treated as such. I combine my expertise and creativity to guide you on your journey to be your best self. You have the capacity to begin living life fully! Let me be your guide. Follow me on Insta: growingwithjulieb
(226) 286-0381 View (226) 286-0381
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Jaclyn Turpin: Grief/Caregiving/Change/Loss
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thorndale, ON N0M  (Online Only)
Hello! I am here to support folks who are experiencing a loss, change, or transition. Along with death losses, grief and loss can come from many transitions and life changes: a diagnosis, caregiving, among many other transitions. Navigating changes and loss may have you feeling uncertainty about your future. Together we will go at your pace, and I let you take the lead!
Hello! I am here to support folks who are experiencing a loss, change, or transition. Along with death losses, grief and loss can come from many transitions and life changes: a diagnosis, caregiving, among many other transitions. Navigating changes and loss may have you feeling uncertainty about your future. Together we will go at your pace, and I let you take the lead!
(226) 756-0082 View (226) 756-0082
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Jennifer Kausky
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter, ON N0M
Not accepting new clients
My Psychotherapy Practice specializes in working with Couples, utilizing the Gottman Method, as well as individual counselling for women. I am especially pleased, and humbled, to have been selected as one of the Top Three Rated Marriage Counsellors in London! I am dedicated to providing the specific skills necessary for you to thrive in your relationship. During our work together, you will be provided with a Full Assessment and Treatment Plan, outlining your strengths and areas for improvement. You can expect to improve in the areas of Conflict Management, Friendship, Shared Dreams and Life Goals to name a few.
My Psychotherapy Practice specializes in working with Couples, utilizing the Gottman Method, as well as individual counselling for women. I am especially pleased, and humbled, to have been selected as one of the Top Three Rated Marriage Counsellors in London! I am dedicated to providing the specific skills necessary for you to thrive in your relationship. During our work together, you will be provided with a Full Assessment and Treatment Plan, outlining your strengths and areas for improvement. You can expect to improve in the areas of Conflict Management, Friendship, Shared Dreams and Life Goals to name a few.
(226) 400-7256 View (226) 400-7256
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GC Counseling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, OAMHP(c
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter, ON N0M
My ideal client is a person that wants change in their life but is unsure of what path to choose. I do not mind what the issues are they are currently dealing with as long as the person is able to identify choices they would like for themselves so together we can sort out where they wish to head on their journey and why. I am not here to judge the choice or decide because I know that each person is the expert in their lives and knows best what they truly want. I am just here to walk the path with you because we all need the company.
My ideal client is a person that wants change in their life but is unsure of what path to choose. I do not mind what the issues are they are currently dealing with as long as the person is able to identify choices they would like for themselves so together we can sort out where they wish to head on their journey and why. I am not here to judge the choice or decide because I know that each person is the expert in their lives and knows best what they truly want. I am just here to walk the path with you because we all need the company.
(226) 796-5256 View (226) 796-5256
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Amelia Holden
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter, ON N0M
Amelia has been a Registered Social Worker for 24 years working with individuals, couples, and families who may have experienced intergenerational trauma or childhood developmental trauma, leading to mental health diagnosis such as anxiety, depression, or borderline personality disorder. As trauma causes stress on the body and conflict within relationships, the lives of the individuals who are struggling to understand why can often feel confused or lost. By giving them the knowledge and skills of how to accept the things they cannot change and to change the things they can control will assist them in building a life worth living.
Amelia has been a Registered Social Worker for 24 years working with individuals, couples, and families who may have experienced intergenerational trauma or childhood developmental trauma, leading to mental health diagnosis such as anxiety, depression, or borderline personality disorder. As trauma causes stress on the body and conflict within relationships, the lives of the individuals who are struggling to understand why can often feel confused or lost. By giving them the knowledge and skills of how to accept the things they cannot change and to change the things they can control will assist them in building a life worth living.
(226) 773-0810 View (226) 773-0810

Online Therapists

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Sarmeet Multani
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Y  (Online Only)
It’s my hope through a safe and non-judgmental space along with strengths-based, mindfulness or narrative approaches to help empower an individual to flourish.
Do you ever feel as though the entire world is resting on your shoulders? Feeling burnt out and overwhelmed? As a millennial, navigating the world, I know the feeling of being overwhelmed, burnt out, and not knowing what to do. As we work together, I can help you recharge and find a calmer balance in life. Do you feel weighed down by trying to navigate a bicultural identity? Being a first-generation Canadian, I understand the difficulties of creating a balance between our identities and maneuvering the societal, political, and personal influences that shape and limit your well-being.
It’s my hope through a safe and non-judgmental space along with strengths-based, mindfulness or narrative approaches to help empower an individual to flourish.
Do you ever feel as though the entire world is resting on your shoulders? Feeling burnt out and overwhelmed? As a millennial, navigating the world, I know the feeling of being overwhelmed, burnt out, and not knowing what to do. As we work together, I can help you recharge and find a calmer balance in life. Do you feel weighed down by trying to navigate a bicultural identity? Being a first-generation Canadian, I understand the difficulties of creating a balance between our identities and maneuvering the societal, political, and personal influences that shape and limit your well-being.
(289) 276-7979 View (289) 276-7979
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Natasha Sharma
Counsellor, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9B
We are skilled in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic, and other evidence-based Therapies, honed by years of training.
Hi! I'm Natasha Sharma: Therapist, TEDx Speaker, and CEO of NKS Therapy. Do you feel sad, stressed out, irritable or angry? Do you feel unable to let go of things that happened in the past, or worry constantly about the future? Are you experiencing distress, anxiety or depressed mood? As we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, life can be challenging. And unpredictable We can't always control it but we can control how we experience & respond to it. At my clinic NKS Therapy we provide you the tools to identify your emotions & get control over them. We offer expert counselling therapy for individuals, couples/marriage, & families.
We are skilled in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic, and other evidence-based Therapies, honed by years of training.
Hi! I'm Natasha Sharma: Therapist, TEDx Speaker, and CEO of NKS Therapy. Do you feel sad, stressed out, irritable or angry? Do you feel unable to let go of things that happened in the past, or worry constantly about the future? Are you experiencing distress, anxiety or depressed mood? As we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, life can be challenging. And unpredictable We can't always control it but we can control how we experience & respond to it. At my clinic NKS Therapy we provide you the tools to identify your emotions & get control over them. We offer expert counselling therapy for individuals, couples/marriage, & families.
(289) 207-4800 View (289) 207-4800
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Myckayla Boileau
Registered Social Service Worker, SSW, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarnia, ON N7T
I incorporate techniques of CBT, Play therapy, Mindfulness, and modern trauma approaches (i.
I enjoy working with people of all ages who may be experiencing some mental health symptoms due to family, social, or interpersonal issues. I can be a support along side people to figure out what tools benefit them and where they are at in their journey, that can be adapted as they grow and move through life. Coming from a trauma-informed lens is critical to meeting people where they mentally and emotionally are. In applying a polyvagal understanding I aim to create a supportive and healing environment for all of the people I work with.
I incorporate techniques of CBT, Play therapy, Mindfulness, and modern trauma approaches (i.
I enjoy working with people of all ages who may be experiencing some mental health symptoms due to family, social, or interpersonal issues. I can be a support along side people to figure out what tools benefit them and where they are at in their journey, that can be adapted as they grow and move through life. Coming from a trauma-informed lens is critical to meeting people where they mentally and emotionally are. In applying a polyvagal understanding I aim to create a supportive and healing environment for all of the people I work with.
(226) 778-4347 View (226) 778-4347
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Stephanie Dinsmore
Registered Social Worker, EdD, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
31 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3T
My counselling style is strengths-focused and client-centered. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Informed Therapy, Gottman Method, Narrative, ACT, Solution Focused Therapy, and incorporate Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy principles (MBCT). I focus on addressing present life challenges while integrating past experiences. My services are suitable for individuals, couples, and families that are feeling overwhelmed by their thoughts, emotions, and life experiences. Reduced Fee for Service available with the Psychotherapy Intern.
My counselling style is strengths-focused and client-centered. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Informed Therapy, Gottman Method, Narrative, ACT, Solution Focused Therapy, and incorporate Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy principles (MBCT). I focus on addressing present life challenges while integrating past experiences. My services are suitable for individuals, couples, and families that are feeling overwhelmed by their thoughts, emotions, and life experiences. Reduced Fee for Service available with the Psychotherapy Intern.
(226) 778-4617 View (226) 778-4617
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Margareta Adriana Vanderheyden
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, CHyp, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
As a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families since 1993. My work employs cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapy. I believe that we have an immense power to change our lives, and to overcome life's greatest challenges if we are self aware. Using an integrated model of therapeutic intervention which focuses on your strengths, we work together to increase your self awareness, help you identify options and choices so that you can work differently with the issue you face. Through self understanding and education, you become more resourceful in responding to life's challenges.
As a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families since 1993. My work employs cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapy. I believe that we have an immense power to change our lives, and to overcome life's greatest challenges if we are self aware. Using an integrated model of therapeutic intervention which focuses on your strengths, we work together to increase your self awareness, help you identify options and choices so that you can work differently with the issue you face. Through self understanding and education, you become more resourceful in responding to life's challenges.
(226) 407-6083 View (226) 407-6083
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Meredith Moore
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA/BSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P
I incorporate a variety of therapeutic interventions to assist individuals and couples with their difficulties including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy & Mindfulness techniques.
I am an experienced Master's level Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Addiction Counsellor offering counselling for clients in both Ontario (in-person & online) & Nova Scotia (online only). I have worked extensively in the social services field since 1999 & as a Registered Social Worker since 2003. I have assisted adults experiencing a wide range of issues (i.e., addiction, anger/emotional problems, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma & critical incident stress). I am committed to ongoing professional development & training & to providing an emotionally safe, supportive & honest environment for all of my clients.
I incorporate a variety of therapeutic interventions to assist individuals and couples with their difficulties including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy & Mindfulness techniques.
I am an experienced Master's level Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Addiction Counsellor offering counselling for clients in both Ontario (in-person & online) & Nova Scotia (online only). I have worked extensively in the social services field since 1999 & as a Registered Social Worker since 2003. I have assisted adults experiencing a wide range of issues (i.e., addiction, anger/emotional problems, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma & critical incident stress). I am committed to ongoing professional development & training & to providing an emotionally safe, supportive & honest environment for all of my clients.
(226) 784-2336 View (226) 784-2336
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Jenna McLeod
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
I offer support to individuals who are seeking assistance and investing in their personal growth and development. I hope to walk alongside you, to empower you to invest in your wellness as we explore your strengths, values and areas of growth. Topics of focus may include: depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, self-esteem and self-confidence, life transitions, career goals, adjusting to change, and loss. Through experiential cognitive and mindfulness exercises, we may explore your thought patterns, practice training your awareness and experiment with new coping skills.
I offer support to individuals who are seeking assistance and investing in their personal growth and development. I hope to walk alongside you, to empower you to invest in your wellness as we explore your strengths, values and areas of growth. Topics of focus may include: depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, self-esteem and self-confidence, life transitions, career goals, adjusting to change, and loss. Through experiential cognitive and mindfulness exercises, we may explore your thought patterns, practice training your awareness and experiment with new coping skills.
(647) 503-4864 View (647) 503-4864
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Andrea Heald
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4H
Reaching out for support in navigating your deepest concerns takes courage. Whether you are experiencing stress, anxiety, or overwhelm from the heaviness of life’s challenges, searching for connection, or hoping to gain personal insight, I recognize how important it is to feel heard and understood. My style is warm, welcoming, and relaxed, and I will work alongside you with compassion and nonjudgment as we move through your healing journey. I implement a trauma-informed perspective, and incorporate mindfulness and relaxation practices into the therapeutic space as well.
Reaching out for support in navigating your deepest concerns takes courage. Whether you are experiencing stress, anxiety, or overwhelm from the heaviness of life’s challenges, searching for connection, or hoping to gain personal insight, I recognize how important it is to feel heard and understood. My style is warm, welcoming, and relaxed, and I will work alongside you with compassion and nonjudgment as we move through your healing journey. I implement a trauma-informed perspective, and incorporate mindfulness and relaxation practices into the therapeutic space as well.
(365) 800-3271 View (365) 800-3271
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Adrienne Luft
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
My professional training includes the following: Mindfulness, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Interactive Drawing Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Focused CBT.
Are you looking to create positive change in your life? Unsure how to navigate this terrain on your own? Do you want to be fully engaged in your life and relationships? The work we do together will help you cultivate meaning and make these changes. I work from a strengths-based perspective and believe that we all have within us the capacity to heal and thrive, far beyond what we often recognize. Engaging in the counselling process can be tremendously beneficial as we rediscover our own strength and resilience.
My professional training includes the following: Mindfulness, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Interactive Drawing Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Focused CBT.
Are you looking to create positive change in your life? Unsure how to navigate this terrain on your own? Do you want to be fully engaged in your life and relationships? The work we do together will help you cultivate meaning and make these changes. I work from a strengths-based perspective and believe that we all have within us the capacity to heal and thrive, far beyond what we often recognize. Engaging in the counselling process can be tremendously beneficial as we rediscover our own strength and resilience.
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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.